Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Hunt

{all pictures by my daddy-o: the grandpa}

isaac got to go hunting with his grandpa this year.

they didn't get a deer.

he did bring home some antlers. he's pretty happy about that.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Pig

meet our pig. he's the black one with the pink feet.

last sunday my grandpa asked us if we wanted a pig. we said yes.
we haven't come to a consensus on the name, so i don't know what to tell you. i, for one, like pig.

i'd just rather not turn him into too much of a pet. i'm thinking that won't be too difficult, since he will be staying at my grandpa's.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blair Home Addition

 since we last met...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Green Beans

Let me tell you a story...
Once upon a time there was a girl that loved to garden. She loved the planning, and the planting. The watching and the waiting.

But one year, the girl didn't grow a garden. 

In the beginning, there were too many things happening all at once, and it just didn't seem quite possible. Then the spring came and went. And then the summer came and went too. And then the fall came.

The girl was sad. She missed her garden.

Luckily for her, she had a grandpa. A grandpa that loved to garden. Every year. Without fail.
This grandpa also loved to share. And so the girl was blessed.

(not) The End

 This recipe is from a girl in my ward that was kind enough to share it with me. Her husband, our bugman, raves about these green beans. So I thought I'd better give them a try. My grandpa has more beans coming on, so I will most likely be bottling more later this week. Next time I'm doing pints.

Angelene's Green Bean Recipe

1. place washed green beans into quart jars
2. sprinkle 1 tsp. sugar then 1 tsp. salt
3. fill jars with water
4. put lids on jars
5. place jars in pressure cooker with appropriate amount of water   (check the instruction booklet)
6. steam for 10 minutes
7. then cook for 25 minutes at 15 pounds pressure (depends on your elevation)

(the cooking time for pints is 20 minutes. halve the sugar and salt as well.)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Enter If You Dare

keep in mind these pictures are dated...

This is the sign that greets the workers each and every day. (gene and i read it and chuckle every time we enter the house as well.) Made by Isaac.

 Now that the roof is on the inside feels different than the above pictures.

Drywall this week sometime...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moving Right Along

things are moving really quickly on the house. you would be amazed. i am! the new ceiling to the downstairs and then outside walls were framed up not too long after that picture. and then the interior walls were framed. the roof was actually done over the weekend!!

i am at my sister's house the week working on some things for christmas (which i'll be sharing later). so it may be a minute before i get some current pictures of the house...

has anyone local done a drive by? if so, maybe you'd be willing to share your thoughts.

for those of you wondering...our contractor is Joel Timo.

Friday, October 1, 2010